Happiness Lies Within Our Inclinations with Angela Duckworth

Episode 18,  Mar 16, 02:00 PM

 Angela Duckworth is the founder and CEO of Character Lab, a non-profit whose mission is to advance scientific insights that help children thrive. She is also the Rosa Lee and Egbert Chang Professor at the University of Pennsylvania, faculty co-director of the Penn-Wharton Behavior Change for Good Initiative, and faculty co-director of Wharton People Analytics.

In this episode Angela gives insight into self-control and grit, and their relationships to our understanding of our strengths and weaknesses. She also discusses the idea that to be happy we should recognise what we are inclined towards and focus on that.

“I think the most successful and happiest people are doing something they have some inclination towards.” - Angela

Timestamps: 

6.47 - The stage theories of life development
10.11 - How does Angela intentionally start her day?
16.46 - Are self-control and grit the keys to a better life?
22.13 - How should we understand our strengths and weaknesses in relation to our grit?
36.37 - Discover Angel’s Grit Scale
45.44 - Is it possible to be steadfast in a pandemic?

Connect with Angela

•      Twitter - https://twitter.com/angeladuckw 
•      Website link - https://angeladuckworth.com/ 

Resources: (books, products, websites, other podcasts)

>>>Read Samantha Clarke’s book - Love It Or Leave It: How to Be Happy at Work - https://www.amazon.co.uk/Love-Leave-How-Happy-Work/dp/1913068080 

>>> Read Grit by Angela Duckworth - https://angeladuckworth.com/grit-book/ 

>>>Visit Character Lab to find out more - https://characterlab.org/ 


Connect with Samantha Clarke:

>>>Discover Love It or Leave It on Instagram - https://www.instagram.com/_loveitleaveit_/?hl=en 
>>>Connect with Samantha on Instagram - https://www.instagram.com/samanthaand_/?hl=en 
>>>Visit the Love It or Leave It shop - https://loveitleaveit.co/lili-life-programmes 
>>>Find out about The Changemaker Live Experiences - https://beachangemaker.co/changemaker-live-experiences/ 
>>>Follow Samantha on Linkedin - https://www.linkedin.com/in/clarkesl/